Equestrian Job Opportunities

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Posted on 5/19/16

JW Ranch

Full Time Barn Manager

JW Ranch is looking for a reliable, hardworking person to provide full care (not managing or overseeing others to get the work done) of 15 stall barn in addition to a few pastured horses.


Duties include all work relating to daily horse care – feeding, mucking, watering, turn in/out, addressing & caring for injuries and lameness, etc.


There is no equipment to operate (weed trimming is involved to maintain tidy surroundings, no mowing) - but must be willing to help with anything needed when called upon for (farm/ranch work).


Experience with horses is required for this position. Ideal candidate is someone who has knowledge riding cow horses. Exercise riding is available for qualified individuals; however, this is not a training position.


Horses are a way of life, if you understand this you know that the hours vary and fluctuate, it is never a 9 - 5 job & it is 6 days a week. Must be self-motivated and content working alone or with others. Non-Smoker. Position Includes a Private1 bedroom furnished apartment w/utilities included and a paid cell phone - will consider 1 owned horse to come.


Click Here to Apply


Posted on 5/12/16

Near Knob Farm

Show Groom

Our farm is located in Goodrich, Michigan. We are hiring a horse show groom for A-circuit Hunter/Jumper shows at Brownland Farm in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee.  Pay is $100/day plus tips.  Groom is responsible for helping to set up and tear down at the show grounds, morning and evening feedings, stall cleaning and care and grooming of 4 show hunters.  Hotel room is provided, but you must have your own transportation. 

Show Dates: May 22, 2016 - June 6, 2016

Please contact Roger Turner at: (313) 720-1303 (call or text), rogerturner54@gmail.com or message Near Knob Farm on Facebook.


Posted on 5/12/16

Starland Ranch

Barn Assistant

Our location is in El Reno, OK and we currently breed, sell and show quarter horses. We’re looking for a dedicated, hard-working, flexible individual who has experience with horses and has the knowledge to communicate problems/injuries if they were to arise. We currently have Spanish speaking employees so bilingual individuals are preferred, but the skill is not required for the position.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
-Exercising horses
-Halter breaking horses
-Providing basic care (grooming,  feeding, medicating)
-Assist vets and farriers
-Daily chores (care of barn dogs & cats, cleaning, taking temps, etc.)
-Foal watch
-House sitting

Hours are 7am-5pm, 6 days a week. Times may change based on situations at the farm.

Contact Annee Miller at starlandranch@gmail.com


Posted on 5/5/16

Teener Thoroughbreds

Working Student

Part time working student needed in Wheaton, Il. We work with a variety of horses and disciplines. Riding is not required but is certainly available!

 We teach lessons, rehab injured horses, do training rides and sales prep.

Expected skills to already know:
Grooming/Tacking, Lunging, Bathing

Contact Christine at (815) 276-5655 or teenerottbs@gmail.com

Posted on 4/22/16

Alpha Omega Equestrian Center

Mid to Long Term Employee

Located in Wellington, OH, our farm currently has 13 horses, but has stalls for up to 40. Nearly 40 acres, heated facility, indoor arena, and indoor bull pen. We train western pleasure, hunter under saddle, and saddleseat. We are a fairly new farm and are now ready to add an employee to our barn family.

We are seeking a mid to long term employee.
Duties will include:
General property upkeep, stalls, and feeding, with opportunity to advance and increase pay as our business continues to grow.

-Onsite housing is mandatory- we are open to pets for the right person.
-Must be comfortable with multiple horse breeds and dispositions.
-Ideal employee will have the desire to work their way from the ground up.

Pay based on experience.
NOTE: We own a hunting guide service also and there are opportunities for extra income in that area as well.

To apply, contact us at maskrant@gmail.com or 330-421-1690.


Posted on 4/22/16

Boone Creek Farms

Full & Part Time Positions

Boone Creek Farm is a full service hunter/jumper facility located on 18 acres just west of Carmel, IN.  We offer lessons, camps, training, showing, and sales.

Position 1: Assistant trainer/Beginner riding instructor/Camp director
We are looking for a fun, knowledgeable, energetic person to run our beginner lesson program. Job will include teaching lessons to beginners through intermediate riders and introducing them to all grooming aspects as well as a good foundation to English Hunter type riding. Riding and schooling sale horses. Grooming, tacking, and lunging of horses.  Supervise and direct camps. Assisting with turnouts, sweeping, tack and barn cleaning, etc.  Performing barn duties as needed.  Full time.  Base salary is given but increases are available for motivated workers.
Position 2: Summer Camp Internship/Assistant Camp Councilor, part time
Duties include greeting children who enroll in our summer riding camp and instructing proper grooming, tacking, and riding.  Also, leading lessons on identifying parts of horse, tack and proper care of horses and equipment and leading games and other equine-related activities.  Hours:  M-F 8:30 to 1:30.  Paid position. Additional hours may be available.
Please send resume to Brittany at boonecreekfarm@yahoo.com.


Posted on 4/21/16

Equine Affaire

Full Time Positions

Equine Affaire is currently looking for a full time Program Director and Marketing Manager. Click here to learn more about these opportunities.

Resume may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the attention of Lori Helsel at:
Equine Affaire, Inc.
2720 State Route 56 SW
London, OH 43140
Fax: (740) 845-2879
Email: lhelsel@equineaffaire.com


Posted on 4/19/16

KP Quarter Horses

Full Time Trainer/Instructor

We are looking for someone that is very outgoing as we teach many adults and kids. We are primarily looking for someone to do the training, teaching and possibly hauling to shows. We are located at the G and J Lazy P boarding stables, a large barn consists of 19 stalls and smaller barn of 10 stalls with 30 outdoor runs and shelters. Experience with western, english, trail, and showmanship is a plus.

Please contact Kristina Pratt at 303-204-6894


Posted on 4/19/16

Friends of Ferdinand


Friends of Ferdinand is an OTTB adaption program located near Dayton, Ohio. They are currently looking to hire interns for their program.

Contact them at contact@friendsofferdinand.com


Posted on 4/19/16

Irish Manor Stables

Assistant Manager

Job Description:
Looking for a mature, reliable, and organized individual to join our team and assist in managing our facility. Daily duties include barn chores, grooming/tacking, schooling lesson horses, cleaning tack, doing barn laundry, and assisting in facility management. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with summer camp, prepping and travelling to horse shows as needed, and teaching some lessons when the head trainer is away. Prior experience is a plus, but we are willing to train the right candidate.
Housing is included in a spacious one bedroom, one bathroom apartment as well as board for one horse and salary depending on experience. References and an interview are required.

Be able to work independently and also as a team player
Be detail-oriented, organized, and able to prioritize tasks
Be willing to interact with clients (children & adults) in a professional manner
Be comfortable with sole charge of the facility as needed

Contact us at (908) 237-1281 to apply.


Posted on 4/12/16

C. Jarvis Insurance Agency

Part-Time and Full-Time Position

C. Jarvis Insurance Agency is a four-generation family business located in Solon, Ohio. Since 1946 we have specialized in satisfying the modern horseman’s insurance needs with our various coverages such as equine mortality, liability, professional and nonprofessional horseman disability and farm and ranch coverage. We are currently seeking to fill a part-time and full-time position with an enthusiastic young individual who’s interested in joining a winning team. Health insurance, 401k and compensation are negotiable. Please submit all resumes to Tina DeDario at tina@jarvisinsurance.com.


Posted on 4/12/16

Hamilton County Park District

Riding Instructor

We are currently looking for Seasonal Riding Instructors for our Summer Session of Horse Camps and Riding Lessons.

-Give horseback riding lessons and instruction to riding center visitors.
-Teaches proper equestrian care and management, proper riding techniques and safety practices.
-Ensures riding center facilities and equipment are maintained in proper condition.

-Answers questions and provides information to assist visitors in enjoying riding facilities in a safe manner.
-Assists riders get on/off horse, etc.
-Ensures public safety and proper treatment of the horses.
-Feeds, waters, brushes and performs other tasks to assist in care of horses.
-Maintain and repair tack.

Apply at www.greatparks.org or email jbabak@greatparks.org


Posted on 4/7/16

Heritage Farm


Heritage Farm, a nationally known Hunter Jumper facility is offering a paid Internship opportunity.  It will require at least 5 weeks; 2 weeks at our farm in New York, 2 weeks at the Spruce Meadows Horse Show with our clientele and approximately one week traveling with the horses.  Duties might include, but are not limited to: grooming, general horse care, administrative work, preparing for horse shows and simple veterinary care.  

Please email resumes to Jacque at wacque.jacque@gmail.com or contact us at 914.232.2122


Posted on 4/7/16

Delaware Horse Shows

Horse Show Crew

We are looking for individuals to work at  Hunter Jumper horse shows.   We are looking for three people to work the ingate, three for the jump crew and one official timer.  

-Compensation $10.00 - $15.00 hour
-Show dates between May-October 2016

-Responsible for establishing and maintaining an “order of go”, with exhibitors.
-Communicate with other ingate personnel to resolve conflicts.
-Advise announcer to make timely announcements regarding upcoming classes.
-Help jump crew replacing knocked down poles or jumps.
-Requires standing, lifting, and working outside.   
-Must have great organization and communication skills.
Jump Crew:
-Responsible to correctly set jumps with proper distances.
-Requires heavy lifting and working outside.
Official Jumper Timer / Announcer:
-Check jumper course for proper jump heights.
-Run timing equipment.
-Announce scores, time faults, etc.
-Requires basic knowledge of jumper courses and timing equipment.  
-Heavy lifting and working outside.

Carl Brentlinger 614-554-5475

Judy Brentlinger 614-885-9475



Posted on 3/24/16

Jason English Show Horses

Assistant  Horse Trainer

Jason English Show Horses is a 30 stall barn on 35 acres in Madison, Georgia.
We are currently looking for employees to fill a position as an assistant horse trainer. We can offer a salary plus beautiful  living quarters.

The responsibilities consist of:
Preparing horses for lessons
Going to shows all summer long
When at shows- feeding and cleaning stalls
Riding (depending on experience)

Please contact Jason English at 404-431-2697 or email Jasonenglishshowhorses@yahoo.com


Posted on 3/24/16

Swan Training


Swan Training is a wonderful facility located in the heart of Oregon horse country. The program offered here is welcoming, inviting, and family friendly. We specialize in hunters, jumpers, equitation, and ponies. The types of horses at our facility include: young, sales, and rehab. We work closely with Dr. Revenaugh from Northwest Equine Performance. Riders comprise all ages and levels. Also, we host clinics and Emerging Athletes Program (EAP) training sessions.
We are looking for students who want to learn about stable management, teaching, and management of a show barn. Interested students should also be capable of doing some riding and schooling of horses at home. There is also the possibility to work at shows. Showing opportunities would depend on the individual student and the clients we have at the time.
Contact Beka Swan at 503-349-0314 or beka@swantraining.net


Posted on 3/24/16

Susan Barisone-Gilson Dressage

Internship or Apprenticeship

Susan Barisone-Gilson Dressage is seeking interns and apprentices to assist at our 10 horse dressage facility.


-Fall or Spring Semesters

-a studio to live in, instruction and board for a horse


-Graduate with Dressage background

-a studio to live in, room for a horse, small stipend

-Teach beginner dressage lessons

Contact Susan Barisone-Gilson at susanbgil@gmail.com to learn more.


Posted on 3/24/16

Esser Valley Arabians, LLC


Esser Valley Arabians, LLC. is a 33 horse indoor facility for training Arabian and Half-Arabian show horses on a Regional and National level.

We are looking for a person/people with a passion for horses to work as a groom and assist in the starting and training/conditioning.
Keep in mind that if you have no experience with some of these skills, we are willing to train on the job. The love and passion for the horse is most important.
1.      Basic horse care including: feeding, grooming, bathing, cleaning stalls
2.     Lunging, long lining
3.     Show clipping/body clipping
4.     Riding and exercising horses
5.     Handling young foals
6.     Grooming Class A Shows and U.S. Arabian and Half-Arabian Nationals

Contact Duane Esser for more information or to apply:
513 941-2737 or duane@esservalleyarabians.com


Posted on 3/24/16

Albion College

Equestrian Admissions Counselors

Albion College has a few job openings for admissions counselors and there is a strong interest in filling one of them with someone who could specialize in recruiting for the equestrian program.

This person will coordinate with the equestrian program and assist with giving tours, attending equine trade shows, horse shows, and would be able to take advantage of some aspects of the equestrian center offerings.

Contact Danielle Menteer for more information or to apply:

517-629-0812 or dmenteer@albion.edu


Posted on 3/14/16

Up North Stables

Summer Internships

Up North Stables is a 12 stall training and boarding facility specializing in APHA all around horses and their youth and amateur riders.

We are looking for working students to assist us during the summer months.

For more information, Contact Claire Silver at

(802) 673-7138 or UpNorthStables@gmail.com


Posted on 3/4/16

Crooked Fence Farm

Summer Internship

We are looking for a summer intern here at Crooked Fence Farm. It is a paid position and room and board are provided in our home as well as a stall for a horse if desired. The summer intern will be working with hunters/jumpers, showing and starting young stock (2-3 year olds). 

All showing expenses will be paid, 50% of all lessons given and 10% of the sale of the horses.  We stand two stallions, so assistance with in hand breeding is part of the job.  10% of the breeding is also part of the pay. 

There is also the possibility of the internship turning into a long term position.

Please call if you have additional questions or email.

Contact Ken at 724-286-3107 or gms@nb.net


Posted on 3/4/16

Wyndham Oaks

Summer Internship

Wyndham Oaks is a large 65 horse dressage facility in Maryland. We are looking for an intern over the summer- someone who would be interested to see how a large facility works, get to help make decisions on what kind of maintenance we need to do, and learn about how we manage our staff and equines. We can offer a 1 bedroom apartment and stall board for a horse for compensation if there is interest, as well as a small stipend.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to go into equine business. We are flexible with the arrangement and hours, but are looking for some assistance especially with marketing our farm better to the younger audience.

Contact Laura Groat at laura@wyndham-oaks.com or (301) 775-3630


Posted on 3/4/16

Coole Park Farm

Full Time Position

Coole Park Farm located in Millbrook, New York is looking for a full time employee. We are a full service private boarding facility. Job duties include, but are not limited to: feeding and watering of 16 horses, grooming and keeping horses show ready, tacking up for clients, turnout, stall mucking, blanketing, keeping barn clean and potential for riding based on experience.

-Hours are six days a week 7:00 am to 3:30pm. (End of summer and fall may include early mornings.)
-Great friendly work environment 
-Housing is a possibility if needed

Please contact Mary or Kristen at Coole Park Farm:
mlcookingham@aol.com or kblatt215@gmail.com